“A tremendous increase in major behavior issues” prompts discussion on Behavior Interventionist at Nfld Schools
The Northfield School district is looking at hiring a behavior interventionist for each of the elementary schools. Superintendent Dr. Chris Richardson explains, “One of the key things we’ve seen of concern is just a tremendous increase in the last couple of years in terms of the number of really major behavior issues occurring even at our Elementary level”. Many of these are mental health related or their families are affected. Richardson said this person would also work with teachers to help them handle the child and how it affects the rest of the classroom. Richardson said, “we’re hearing from our Principals and staff that this is becoming a real issue and part of it is because of the loss of funding to the counties who used to provide significantly more mental health services for families but because of the loss of LGA (Local Government Aid) don’t have that capability any more”. Richardson’s entire interview is online at kymnradio.net.
Henn. Co ME seeks bonding dollars
The Hennepin County Medical examiner’s office is looking for bonding dollars. Senator Kevin Dahle says the building is very small and is across the street from the new/old stadium. Hennepin handles autopsies for Rice, Scott and LeSueur Counties as well. Dahle says they have another location chosen and will move forward but would like those additional dollars. Legislature still has a transportation bill, a tax bill and some LGA. He says, hopefully, the committees will get wrapped up and allow for public input for the last few weeks. Dahle is part of the “Purple Caucus” which includes both parties. They meet regularly to talk about positions they have in common, and have outlined four principles they will speak up for. His full column outlining those positions and the bills they want passed is posted on kymnradio.net.
NEC offers Lunch & Learn
The NEC, Northfield Enterprise Center, is holding a Lunch and Learn tomorrow with Tracy Fossum. It’s called “Don’t Hide Behind your brand”. As a master fundraiser, she’ll share tips and you’ll learn to build loyalty and trust within your market. That’s from noon to 1 tomorrow. RSVP to 507-786-9065 or [email protected]
After Prom party at Jesse James Lanes
Northfield High School will hold its prom on Saturday. With an eye towards safety and protecting memories, the parents of the Junior Class and Jesse James Lanes are again hosting an after prom party at the Bowling Alley. From midnight to 4 a.m., Juniors and Seniors from Northfield High School, Arcadia, and the ALC, along with their pre-approved guests can enjoy time with their classmates, bowling, games, prize drawings, food and soft drinks. Students may arrive between Midnight and 1 a.m. the party is not a lock in, but once students leave they cannot return. Attendees must be present to win the drawings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 300 teens die each year in prom night alcohol-related car accidents. The cost for the After Prom party is just $5. More information HERE.
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